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Mederma (Overview)

Mederma is an over-the-counter topical scar cream.


Mederma (Overview)

Mederma is an over-the-counter topical scar cream.


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Besides using mederma, is there anything else that my dr could prescribe me to get rid of my shingle scars on my body?

Besides using mederma, is there anything else that my dr could prescribe me to get rid of my shingle scars on my body?

Type of scar: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: silicone gel sheets or cream, sunblock, bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Do I have to wait on my burn to heal in order to used mederma?

Yes, heal & treat: Wounds need to be healed prior to using scar care creams like mederma. Superficial to mid-dermal burn wounds will usually heal within 2-3 weeks if the wound does not get infected. Infection can make the injury deeper. These wounds will heal with little or minimal scarring if the scar is protected form picking up pigment by exposure to uva/uvb. Deeper burns require specialist care including surgery. ...Read more

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Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Is Mederma effective for teenage stretch marks?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Does Mederma work fpr dermatofibroma?

Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

Is it dangerous to use Mederma while pregnant?

No problem!: Mederma is only an onion extract, so no. Whatever you are using it for will unlikely be improved, as well.. ...Read more

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I had a cut on my lip and i was putting peroxide on it but i learned that kills new skin cells. I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar. Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

I had a cut on my lip and i was putting peroxide on it but i learned that kills new skin cells.  I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar.  Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

Massage!: Don't beat yourself up too much about the hydrogen peroxide. It does slow healing of wounds, but lips heal so quickly, i doubt you did any harm. Scar massage takes time to work (2-3 months) and it cannot completely erase the scar. It will smooth and soften the scar and improve the color over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

Im using Mederma and want to know what the side effects are?

Essentially, none: Except lightening of your wallet. Mederma may be helpful in reducing the redness and visibility of scars that have not yet fully matured. If you are having irritation or redness, stop using the product. ...Read more

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How long will a bottle of Mederma last?

How long will a bottle of Mederma last?

It depends.: It depends on application area. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much.. What can I do?

I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much.. What can I do?

Depends: It depends on why you are using mederma. Today we have many options to treat scars. And the best treatment is usually when customized to fit the cause. As an example, a dark scar is treated differently than a thick scar. Among the most effective, but costly, treatment options are lasers. ...Read more

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How is mederma?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How Mederma works?

How Mederma works?

⬇Inflammation: Mederma is made from onion extracts. It has been shown to have an antibacterial effect and an antiinflammatory effect. If you decrease the inflammation, you will have less scarring. It also has aloe which will soften the scar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about mederma?

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How long will a bottle of Mederma last?

It depends.: It depends on application area. More importantly, note that mederma and the majority of topical treatment for scars have been shown to have no improvement on normal wound healing, (but it won't hurt.) vitamin e and massage have some very week evidence of benefit. Protection from the sun is the thing that has shown the most benefit- use and reapply good sunblock during the first year of healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I notice a benefit from using mederma?

How long will it take before I notice a benefit from using mederma?

Scar treatment: Scar creams are anecdotally successful & may work early on-silicone based creams or sheets probably work best. If you don't see improvement by 2 months it likely won't change the scar, although scars continue to improve & soften for up to a year. Most treatment to improve the appearance of scars like this use special technology to remodel the skin such as fractional laser treatments. ...Read more

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I'm trying Mederma at the moment but it doesn't seem to be doing much.. What can I do?

Depends: It depends on why you are using mederma. Today we have many options to treat scars. And the best treatment is usually when customized to fit the cause. As an example, a dark scar is treated differently than a thick scar. Among the most effective, but costly, treatment options are lasers. ...Read more